Trails, Rails, and Cowtown Tales Outline

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*Town Mayor - Coordinating Teacher

*Meet at School - Wrangler

This person dismisses groups to the bus once all students have arrived, put on their t-shirt and nametag, and have their drink bag with three drinks.

*Load Bus - Trail Boss (Morning)

This person runs the bus in the morning; reads rules and starts the activities. Also dismisses the bus when arrive at destination.

..........Bus Activity 1: DVD - Storyteller

Makes sure to put the "Texas the Big Picture" DVD in BEFORE bus departs. Press play on the DVD player and then ask the students questions - for Texas Tokens.

..........Bus Activity 2: Branding Activity - Cowhand

Use the Branding Activity Kit to teach students about branding.

*Arrive at the Stockyards!

Take your group picture first at the Exchange Building. Use your schedules to see where your group starts their station rotations.

*LUNCH! - Cookie

This person (one for each bus) leaves the tour early to go to the bus at the Cowboy Hall of Fame to meet the sandwich delivery person. Put sandwiches on seats - blue bag has sandwich choice on it. You may want to take a helper with you.

..........Bus Activity 3: Cowtown BINGO! - Entertainer

Play BINGO by using provided questions in the role cards. Each student gets a BINGO card and pencil (in lead backpack).

*Arrive at Doss Heritage and Culture Center!

Get into your groups and the tour guides will meet you at the entrance.

*DINNER! - Cookie

Leave early to go back to bus and meet pizza delivery person. Put one slice of pizza and napkin on each seat. You may want to take a helper with you.

*Load Bus for Home - Trail Boss (Evening)

You are now in charge of the bus!

..........Bus Activity 4: Texas Symbols Puzzle - Native Texan

This person will need a helper to walk the puzzle up and down the aisle. Ask questions while students put stickers on puzzle to make a picture of the Texas Symbols.

..........Prizes and Souvenirs - Trail Boss (Evening)

You are Santa! Time for the Prize Drawings and handing out the Lucy and bracelets to everyone! Clean up and start the movie!

*Arrive home - EVERYONE! - Townsfolk

BEFORE LEAVING - Make sure to turn in your backpacks, lanyards and role cards - they cost the school money if not returned! (Keep the plushy.)